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    Diploma of Arts

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 31,380  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Diploma of Arts


    The Diploma of Arts provides you with an opportunity to explore a humanities or social sciences discipline at an introductory level, preparing you for employment in a range of fields, or further study. Successful completion of the course will allow you guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts at CQUniversity.

    During your education and training, you will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.

    You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, and you will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

    As a graduate of the course, you may find career opportunities in administrative and assistant roles in a range of fields, including advertising, government administration and planning, communications, history, psychology and many more.

    Seamless pathways

    The Diploma of Arts is designed as an ideal pathway into the Bachelor of Arts. You will study core units in career communication, and communicating for success, and combine this with six discipline units from two majors and one minor. This ensures that if you decide to continue on with your studies, you will transition seamlessly into the second year of the Bachelor of Arts.

    Tailored content

    The Diploma of Arts gives you the opportunity to explore your interests, and gain well-rounded and transferable skills such as problem-solving, and critical thinking.

    The course is designed so that you gain valuable communication skills that will prepare you for further study and your career, along with introductory knowledge and skills in your chosen discipline areas. You will have variety in your studies as you explore two units focussed on communication, two units from two different majors and two units from a minor.


    Entry Requirements

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

    If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

    Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent); or
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
    • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

    completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

    If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

    • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
    • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

    English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

    International Students should visit for further information.

    Each student will be assessed individually.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Completion of the Diploma of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

    • advertising
    • arts administration
    • editing
    • government administration and planning
    • communications
    • copywriting
    • desktop publishing
    • environmental planning and management
    • geography
    • history
    • journalism
    • librarianship
    • research
    • nature and heritage conservation
    • political research
    • psychology
    • welfare
    • writing.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 31,380 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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